Thursday, December 1, 2011
Lee Roy Bell
Lee Roy Bell, 56, died Nov. 18, 2011. He was a member of PalestinesMB Church.
Services were held at 12 noon on Nov. 26 at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roosevelt Traylor officiated. Burial was in Bell Cemetery in Grand Junction, Tenn.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy Bell; a daughter, Tina (Willie) Traylor of Grand Junction; seven stepchildren; four sisters, Dorothy (Eddie) Joy, Hattie (A.T.) Jones, Clara (Danny) Howell, all Grand Junction; Betty (Robert) Brown of Houston, Tx.; two brothers, Buster T. Bell of Houston, Goldie (Terry) Bell of Bolivar, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Billy Williams, Johnnie Traylor, James Traylor, Cedrick Fall and Robert Traylor.
Lucille Bounds Rhea Burch
Lucille Bounds Rhea Burch, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., died Nov. 27, 2011, at Methodist Hospice Residence.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis.
She leaves her husband, James Burch; a daughter, Pat Skelton of Olive Branch; sons, James Rhea (Barbara) of Holly Springs, William Rhea (Patrice) of Germantown, Tenn., Travis Rhea (Deborah) of Olive Branch; a stepson, Jimmy Burch; a brother, Artis Bounds; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Maggie Howell Dean
Maggie Howell Dean, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Nov. 13, 2011. She was the widow of Brody W. Howell and William Dean Sr.
Services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Omega Temple Church in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member. Bishop William A. Dean Jr. officiated. Burial was in West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home of Memphis was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves six daughters, Brodie Ann Howell of Memphis, Velma Howell Isom of Holly Springs, Donnie Dean, Connie Dean, Kay Mabry, Beatrice (Arthur) Johnson, all of Memphis; three sons, Douglas (Shirley) Howell of Holly Springs, Lennell Dean, Leonard Dean, both of Memphis; two stepsons, Bishop William (Francis) Dean, whom she reared, and L.C. Pegues, both of Memphis; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Will Henry Dean; her grandson, Anthony Dean; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Dean; her sons-in-law, James Isom and Jerry Mabry; and her brother, John Shelton.
Pallbearers were Ronald Howell, Aaron Isom, Reginald Howell, Michael Dean, John Dean, Cedric Dean, Arthur Johnson Jr., Ronnie Wayne Jr. and William Eggleston Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Howell, Lennell Dean, Leonard Dean and Arthur Johnson.
Louis Jean Jones
Louis Jean Jones, 56, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 27, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He attended Byhalia High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a disabled welder.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Dec. 3 at Union Valley MB Church in Byhalia, where he was a member. Rev. Calvin Rayburn will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves two children, Graceau White, Byron Russell, both of Memphis; five sisters, Autry Jones, Jennifer Jones, both of Holly Springs, Bessie Walker, Jewel Anderson, Elwiley Griffin of Memphis; four brothers, Floyd Jones of Holly Springs, Lee DeBerry of Byhalia, Casey Jones, Willie Jones, both of Memphis; and three grandchildren.
Lawrence Anthony Martin
Lawrence Anthony Martin, 45, of Byhalia, died Nov. 22, 2011, at Baptist Hospital-Collierville in Collierville, Tenn. He was a laborer with NEFAB Companies, Inc. in Collierville.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Mt. Zion Taska MB Church in Cayce, where he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Brandon A. Blake will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Classie Alexander Falls of Collierville; his mother and father, Ida Martin Morrison, Joseph Morrison of Cayce; two sisters, Valeria E. Morrison of Cayce and Terica Rayford of Byhalia.
Joe Ann Lever
Joe Ann Shearer Lever, 75, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Nov. 23, 2011. She was dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emerita of biology at Converse College. She was a native of Marshall County, where she grew up on a cattle and cotton farm. She was a graduate of Byhalia High School. She joined the Converse College faculty in 1962. She served on many committees and received many awards and honors. Upon her retirement in 2002, Converse College awarded her a Doctor of Laws degree, and a laboratory in Phifer Hall was named in her honor. Two endowments were established in her name at Converse College. She was also active in her community. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher, served on the board and was an archivist.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Steve Holler and Jason Loscuito, chaplain of Converse College, officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
She leaves her husband of 48 years, William Boldridge Lever; a daughter, Mary Jane Goodwin (Chris) of Anderson, S.C.; a son, Briles Lever of Spartanburg; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Holland Shearer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joe Ann Shearer Lever Memorial Academic Fund at Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302, or to the endowment at Trinity United Methodist Church, 626 Norwood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Harry L. Richardson Jr.
Harry L. Richardson Jr., 73, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 22, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and a laborer with Whaley Construction Company in Holly Springs.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Jordan Temple of Deliverance in Holly Springs, where he was a member. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden. Bishop Earnest Jordan officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Barbara Hubbard Richardson; two daughters, Bessie Carter Richardson of Holly Springs, Linda Fay Nabors of Memphis, Tenn.; five sons, Lester Mull, Quincell Hubbard, Harry Lee Richardson III, Mark Anthony Richardson, Marvin Shanta Kirkwood, all of Holly Springs; two sisters, Effie Harris, Linda Fay Jennings, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Tommy Landy Richardson, Warren Richardson, Anthony Thomas, all of Cleveland, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
Donald Albert Stone
Donald Albert (Don) Stone, 77, of Slayden, died Nov. 23, 2011. He was a captain in the Air Force. He worked many years for Sears, where he became a store manager for the surplus stores, and retired as an insurance agent for Shelter Insurance Co. He was a member of Slayden Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for many years and was honored the status of deacon emeritus. He also served as president of the Slayden Cemetery Committee, past president of the Covington Pike Kiwanis Club and past president of Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy School Board.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Slayden Baptist Church. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Doris S. Stone; a daughter, Darla Taylor (Billy) of Corinth; a son, Dana A. Stone (Sherri) of Olive Branch; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Memorials may be given to the Slayden Cemetery fund.
For online condolences visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Lee P. Turner
Lee P. Turner, 81, of Byhalia, died Nov. 23, 2011. He retired from Mercury Printing in Memphis, Tenn.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Barton First Baptist Church, where he was a member. Brantley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 24 years, Annette Turner; his daughter, Doris Grubbs; his son, Richard Turner; two stepdaughters, Brenda Gaw, Martha Barton; two stepsons, Kevan Kimball, Mark Kimball; a sister; five brothers; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International.
Online condolences may be made at www.brantleyfuneral.com.
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